项目坐落于墨尔本的高档郊区——南雅拉，由Kennon Studio事务所以及其主创建筑师Pete Kennon设计改造。Joey Scandizzo美发沙龙拥有高水准的从业资格，创立15年，曾斩获多项澳大利亚美发行业重大奖项。如今，老化过时的店内装修与设备在设计师的手中重获新生。
Pete Kennon and Kennon Studio were commissioned to re-design a hair salon of institutional recognition. Having won every major award in the Australian hair dressing industry over last 15 years, the salon space had been thrashed and was well overdue for a refreshment.
▼空间概览，preview © Kennon Studio
The design process started with Kennon undertaking a full evaluation of the business, this included the identity, the client experience and the functional planning of the interior. We broke down how the salon was currently functioning and recognized the moments of importance to the customer experience and the business process. It became evident that a hair salon is more than just a place where you get your hair done, and in particular at Joey Scandizzo Salon, people were coming for many other reasons. It was for the ‘me time’, for the self-care and for a boost of confidence that a new hairdo can give you. After all you cannot buy a haircut on the internet. It is one of the services that haven’t become unstuck in the trend that have shifted us all away from retail shopping in a physical sense. Having your hair done is in equal parts a balance between the skill of the craftsmanship and the procession of the customer experience itself.
appearance of the salon © Kennon Studio
storefront of the salon © Kennon Studio
entrance of the salon © Kennon Studio
We found it interesting that you can be incredibly stressed from a busy day, busy week or busy month, yet when you sit down in the salon chair for your consultation your mind can drift. The salon has a perfect rhythm between the high energy and fun that its owners embody and the therapeutic procession of self-care. Hairdressers like to chat; they ask questions, and they get to know you. They get to know everyone. So, in time and over many visits we understood more what the salon meant to its clients. It’s a community and a cultural asset that connects people. The place connects people under the dreamy haze of making people feel better about themselves. It’s a place full of positivity and punctuation. Raw energy and raw emotion, the place is heaving yet somehow, it is relaxing. There is a comfort in the energy, and it feels good to be there. The clientis greeted by Brenton, the charismatic and cheery salon manager, you are made to feel special and placed to sit down for your specialist consultation. A cut, a color, a new style, this is up to you and from here with glass of wine or tea from the custom ceramic you suddenly don’t remember how stressful your day was.
reception © Kennon Studio
waiting and consulting area in front of the reception desk © Kennon Studio
The interior design invested this process, the smell is curated, the lighting is precise and the eyes are softening on the curves of the new arches. We changed the seating arrangement to offer booth type bays where a client is partnered with their specialist – It’s more personal. Taking cues from the heritage fabric of the existing late 19th century Italianate former State Savings Bank where the salon occupies, the arch is celebrated both its soft curvaceous feminine ways and also its striking boldness. It’s an iconic form that belongs now to the salon’s new identity.
hair cutting area © Kennon Studio
booth type bays © Kennon Studio
transition between the cutting area and washing area © Kennon Studio
一般来说，顾客体验的中间环节是洗头，清洗区域通常与其他区域相独立，并由一个不同的室内色调分隔开来。在Joey Scandizzo美发沙龙中，在视觉上，优雅的拱门装饰成为理发区与洗护区的过渡；在空间上，水磨石地板在洗发区上升，形成一步台阶，踏上这步台阶，沙龙的室内氛围也从平静进入高潮。洗发区内，金属墙壁、高质量的材料拼接细部，以及双色玻璃带给人们超乎想象的活力与惊喜。这便是顾客整个理发旅程的中间阶段，伴随着Ruby Rose和Grant Smilie的音乐，以及浴室里的经典老歌，人们的精神换发一新，心情舒畅愉悦。
The middle part of the customer experience is typically a wash and often a color that happens in a separate and segregated part of the salon. You transition under the original archway; the terrazzo floor follows in and the salon excitement lifts. Metallic wall paneling, high detailed junctions and the most playful and energetic dichroic coloured glass that one could imagine. This is the middle of your journey and it’s ok to be invigorated here, we like the change in mood. Music playlists compiled by Ruby Rose and Grant Smilie play through-out whilst the golden oldy smash hits are reserved for the bathroom alone.
washing area © Kennon Studio
Metallic wall paneling and dichroic coloured glass © Kennon Studio
resting area in front of the washing area © Kennon Studio
As you return back to the salon central, your cut and conversation resumes. Glowing mirrors warm your cheekbones like a starlet from the 80’s and your eyes once again soften to the custom bone white wall plastering that Kennon developed especially for this project. Here the attention now falls not to the details of the interior but to the detailing of your hair. The experts are better than most, and the quality in interior does not override the quality of their craft. This project began as upgrade to the to practicality of the interior, it finished as a celebration of the business, its people and now projects a direction of its glowing and bright future.
▼墙壁与天花板阳角线细部，details of the custom bone white wall plastering © Kennon Studio
▼理发台细部，details of the booth type bays © Kennon Studio
▼双色玻璃与水磨石地板细部，details of the colored glass and the terrazzo floor © Kennon Studio
CLIENT: JOEY SCANDIZZO SALON
LOCATION：SOUTH YARRA, MELBOURNE
TYPOLOGY: RETAIL / HAIR SALON
ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS: KENNON
PROJECT TEAM: PETE KENNON / JAMES HARBARD / CHARLOTTE PAULE
PHOTOGRAPHY: TIMOTHY KAYE
BRANDING: SAM ZIINO
COMPLETED: OCTOBER 2020